Medical News Today: What are the best foods for diverticulitis?
Some research suggests that certain dietary changes could help some people with diverticulitis. Find out what foods to eat and avoid. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Fiber in Fruits and Grains Protects Against Diverticulitis
Our diets are overly refined. Eating more whole fruits, especially apples, pears and prunes, can help our digestive health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Diverticulosis Diet and Nutrition Fiber (Dietary) Constipation Digestive Tract Colon Source Type: news

I've got a bowel disorder more common than IBS - and it very nearly killed me
Spencer Lynch, 46, suffers from the little-known, but very common, condition. Most people with diverticular disease will know nothing about it, as few have symptoms. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More fruit and cereal fiber tied to less risk of common bowel disease
(Reuters Health) - Women who get more fiber from fruits and cereals may be less like to develop diverticulitis, a common and painful bowel problem, though vegetable sources of fiber don't make much difference, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Tips for Preventing Diverticulitis
FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 -- Although colonoscopy screens for cancer, it can also uncover a common condition called diverticulosis. This is when one or more pockets develop in the colon wall, often in the large bowel. These pockets occur over time,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tips for Preventing Diverticulitis
Title: Tips for Preventing DiverticulitisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/9/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/9/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 9, 2019 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Primary Anastomosis Better Than Hartmann's Procedure for Treating Perforated Diverticulitis Primary Anastomosis Better Than Hartmann's Procedure for Treating Perforated Diverticulitis
For stable patients with perforated diverticulitis and peritonitis, sigmoidectomy with primary anastomosis provides better outcomes than does Hartmann's procedure, according to results from the LADIES trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - June 26, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Surgery or'Watch and Wait' for Patients With Diverticulitis? Surgery or'Watch and Wait' for Patients With Diverticulitis?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that reviewed whether patients with troublesome diverticulitis had better outcomes after surgery than with conservative management.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Primary Anastomosis With Diverting Loop Ileostomy for Acute Diverticulitis Found Safe Primary Anastomosis With Diverting Loop Ileostomy for Acute Diverticulitis Found Safe
Primary anastomosis with diverting loop ileostomy (PADLI) is a safe alternative to Hartmann's procedure (HP) for emergency management of patients with acute diverticulitis, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 25, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Use warm water and turmeric to cleanse your body, support digestion
(Natural News) The National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) researches a wide range of digestive disorders — chronic constipation, gastrointestinal infections, irritable bowel syndrome, pancreatitis, ulcers, diverticulitis and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) among others. According to their 2010 data, the NIDDK states that “60 to 70 million people [in the U.S.] are affected by all digestive diseases.”  It’s likely that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother's 'paralysed colon' caused her to drop to just FIVE stone
Annie Jenkins, 30, of Penzance, Cornwall, was diagnosed with diverticular disease - which affects the bowel's lining - when she was 22 years old. Her body became unable to absorb nutrients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Can I Ever Recover From Diverticulitis?
Whether you have complications or a recurrence depends on the severity of your disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Colon Digestive Tract Diverticulosis Antibiotics Sepsis Source Type: news

Diverticulitis
This review notes the mainstay role of oral antibiotics for outpatient management has been challenged; rifaximin and mesalamine have been proposed as possible agents to reduce recurrence but available data do not suggest a substantive benefit. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laparoscopic Lavage vs Resection for Perforated Diverticulitis Laparoscopic Lavage vs Resection for Perforated Diverticulitis
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study that compares DILALA (DIverticulitis -- LAparoscopic Lavage) versus resection (Hartmann procedure) for perforated diverticulitis.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Suffering from diverticulitis? Here are natural, diet-based remedies you can follow NOW to manage it
(Natural News) Diverticulosis is a condition that can be managed without the need for medical treatment. Wellness experts highly recommend managing the condition simply by changing your diet. Here are a few things to consider. (h/t to LifeZette.com.) After a flare-up of diverticulitis, give your colon a break. Liquid diets are recommended after severe episodes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genome-wide study identifies genes linked to diverticular disease
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A genome wide association study reveals potential genes behind the common painful intestinal condition diverticulitis, and could point the way toward new treatment options. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Antibiotic Discretion in the Treatment of Acute Uncomplicated Diverticulitis
This journal article highlights discretionary rather than routine use of antibiotics is reasonable given absence of immunosuppression and sepsis in patient, and treatment with NSAIDs and oral hydration would have been reasonable and may have avoided inpatient admission and C diff infection. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To Operate or Not in Diverticulitis: General Surgery News Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, new ERAS protocol may help reduce opioid use (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 12, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Long-Term Effects of Omitting Antibiotics in Uncomplicated Acute Diverticulitis
This research article finds that in patients with a first episode of uncomplicated acute diverticulitis (n=528), omitting antibiotics was not associated with a higher incidence of complicated diverticulitis, recurrent diverticulitis or sigmoid resection compared with antibiotic treatment, at 24 months'follow up (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Finds No Ties Between Colonic Diverticulosis, Inflammation
(MedPage Today) -- Researchers question if'symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease is a legitimate condition'(Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 31, 2018 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about diverticulitis surgery
Diverticulitis occurs when small pockets in the large intestine become infected, causing pain and other symptoms. It can be severe and require surgery, which carries risks and is not always successful. In this article, learn about the types of diverticulitis surgery, who should have it, and how long recovery may take. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

U.S. Dept. of HHS Says Secretary Azar Readmitted to Hospital U.S. Dept. of HHS Says Secretary Azar Readmitted to Hospital
HHS Secretary Alex Azar has been readmitted to the hospital for additional treatment and observation for diverticulitis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Morning Break: Man With 3 Faces; FDA Stays Busy; Azar's Diverticulitis
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - April 18, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

What to know about diverticulitis, after Sen. John McCain's surgery
The condition is very common in the U.S. and doesn't always need surgery. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

HHS secretary recovering from painful intestinal condition
HHS Secretary Azar recovering from diverticulitis and will be reducing some work activities (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

HHS Secretary Azar recovering from intestinal condition
HHS Secretary Azar recovering from diverticulitis and will be reducing some work activities (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Diverticular Disease: The Ever-Changing View Diverticular Disease: The Ever-Changing View
This review updates current understanding of the epidemiology and risk factors for diverticular disease. What progress has been made in prophylaxis and therapy?Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Diverticulitis vs Ulcerative Colitis UC
Diverticular Disease (Diverticulitis) vs. Ulcerative Colitis (UC) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Diverticular Diverticulitis IBS Irritable Bowel
Diverticular Disease (Diverticulitis) vs. IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Colon Polyps and Diverticulitis Symptoms and Signs
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Processed meat 'cancer risk' in older women
New study shows older women who eat processed meats have raised breast cancer risk Related items fromOnMedica Mediterranean diet cuts womb cancer risk Diverticulitis in men linked to high red meat intake Processed meat linked to worsening asthma symptoms Breast cancer risk lower with Mediterranean diet plus oil Dietary intake of veg linked to lower risk of ER-negative breast cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Unhealthy lifestyle may cause half of diverticulitis cases
(Reuters Health) - Men ’s risk for a painful inflammation of colon walls may be drastically reduced if they follow an overall healthy lifestyle, a recent U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes pain in the lower left abdomen?
There are a range of conditions that can cause pain in the lower left abdomin, including gas, diverticulitis, and hernias. Learn more in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pain / Anesthetics Source Type: news

Safety of Primary Anastomosis for Severe Diverticular Peritonitis Confirmed Safety of Primary Anastomosis for Severe Diverticular Peritonitis Confirmed
Patients with generalized peritonitis related to perforated diverticulitis more often experience stoma reversal after primary anastomosis (PA) with diverting ileostomy than after Hartmann's procedure, new research from France suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis, Diverticular Disease)
Title: Diverticulitis (Diverticulosis, Diverticular Disease)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 21, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Diverticulitis in the ER: Is It Safe to Discharge Home? Diverticulitis in the ER: Is It Safe to Discharge Home?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study about whether patients with acute diverticulitis in the ER can be safely managed without hospitalization, published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Should I Avoid Nuts if I Have Diverticulitis?
Title: Should I Avoid Nuts if I Have Diverticulitis?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/25/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/25/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - July 25, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

How to Approach Purulent Perforated Diverticulitis? How to Approach Purulent Perforated Diverticulitis?
Dr Lowenfels comments on a study comparing laparoscopic lavage with early resection in patients with Hinchey grade III diverticulitis.Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

More A & E patients can ‘avoid admission for diverticulitis’
More patients currently admitted with diverticulitis – an inflammation of an outgrowth or pouching in the colon that can cause severe abdominal pain – could be sent home, suggest US researchers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

More patients can avoid hospital admissions after emergency room visits for diverticulitis
(American College of Surgeons) Emergency room (ER) visits for diverticulitis, an inflammation of an outgrowth or pouching in the colon that can cause severe abdominal pain, have increased 21 percent in recent years. However, these ER visits don't have to land patients in the hospital as frequently as they do, according to new findings published as an 'article in press' on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

So THAT'S Why You're Farting On Planes
Of all travel problems, this one stinks most. Many travelers complain about an increased need to fart on planes, or, less commonly, feeling bloated while flying. If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone: There’s a scientific name for this scenario. HAFE stands for High Altitude Flatus Expulsion. Coined by a pair of researchers in the 1980s, the “tongue-in-cheek” term describes a phenomenon observed when mountain climbers experienced flatulence at high altitudes, said Dr. David Shlim, a physician and former president of the International Society of Travel Medi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

7 Reasons Your Pee Smells Weird
For SELF, by Amy Marturana. Your pee can tell you a lot about your health. While its color is a pretty good indicator of your hydration levels, dietary habits, and potentially, undiagnosed medical conditions, its smell can also clue you in to what’s going on inside your body. “Normal urine, if you’re fairly hydrated, generally has a very limited amount of smell,” Ojas Shah, M.D., NYC-based urologist and professor of urology at Columbia University Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors Midtown, tells SELF. Sometimes you may notice that your pee is a little smellier than usual. A slight change or an incr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diverticulitis symptoms? Red meat diet can cause condition often mistaken for bowel cancer
DIVERTICULITIS, an inflammatory bowel condition, could be caused by eating too much red meat - including sausages, burgers and steaks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good Eats and Bad: 6 GI Issues in the News
Controversy around dietary sugar guidelines and a study of red meat and diverticulitis top the latest research on food and GI disorders. (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - January 13, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Leo Robert Tags: Gastrointestinal Disorders Source Type: news

High dietary red meat intake linked to common bowel condition diverticulitis
Replacing one daily portion with poultry or fish may lower risk, findings suggest. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lots of Red Meat May Be Tied to Gut Disorder
Diverticulitis involves tears or blockages in colon and can be very painful (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lots of Red Meat May Be Tied to Gut Disorder in Men
Diverticulitis involves tears or blockages in colon and can be very painful Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Dietary Proteins, Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis, Men's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Red Meat Intake Linked to Diverticulitis Risk Red Meat Intake Linked to Diverticulitis Risk
High consumption of red meat may increase the risk for diverticulitis in men, according to a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Lots of Red Meat May Be Tied to Gut Disorder in Men
TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 -- Men who eat a lot of red meat may have a higher risk of a painful inflammatory condition of the colon, a new study suggests. The disorder, called diverticulitis, causes severe abdominal pain, nausea and constipation. And... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 10, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

HEALTH WARNING: How red meat diet could trigger painful inflammatory bowel condition
DIVERTICULITIS, an inflammatory bowel condition, could be caused by eating too much red meat - including sausages, burgers and steaks. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news